Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A short video about online interactive coaching for mental wellbeing

video

Monday, 29 November 2010

12 Part Guide To Maintaining Mental Wellbeing and Combating Depression.

12 Part Guide To Maintaining Mental Wellbeing and Combating Depression.

We all have mental health just as we all have physical health. We all know how to keep ourselves in good physical shape, some people do this well and others not so well. But do we all know how to keep ourselves in good mental shape?

Well, during a 12 part series on this blog I will be posting each week a new tip that will help you to maintain your mental wellbeing and combat depression.

Mental health is about how we think and feel and how resilient we are in coping with life’s inevitable ups and downs. Being mentally healthy does not just mean that you are avoiding mental ill health, it means that you are able to make the most of your potential, are able to handle the stress and strains of everyday life and make a contribution to your family, your workplace and your community.

Even if you are unfortunate enough to be challenged with a mental illness, such as depression, good mental wellbeing can be achieved with discipline, practice, new ways of thinking and new, more helpful habits. With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental ill health at some point in their life, either you, or someone around you, will be affected. We all have times when we are unhappy, stressed or just in a low mood and in most cases these pass relatively quickly. But if left unaddressed these feelings could develop into something more serious, such as depression, general anxiety disorder or panic attacks. Everyone is different in how they recover from these setbacks, some recover quicker than others, some take a long time to recover.

There is, unfortunately, a stigma attached to mental health problems that stops many people talking about their negative feelings, which actually only serves to keep them in a low mood. Talking to others about how you feel can be difficult but it is actually okay and liberating to say how you feel and to get the support you need.

Stay tuned in for part one.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Welcome

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my new blog for Stepping Stones Coaching, your one-stop resource for coaching. I provide coaching for a number of different areas, such as personal, business, executive and mental well-being coaching using face-to-face, telephone, Skype and internet coaching using the famous Coaching Interactive software platform as used by Deepak Shopra, Byron Katie and Robin Sharma.
Each week I will be adding new blogs about a variety of subjects and your comments are most welcome. In addition, I would be more than happy to receive any questions regarding coaching so feel free to challenge me.
Take care
Steve